After a year or so of novelizing, I spent the first half of 2012 revelling — yes! revelling! — in short story writing. Following, as it has, the long delicious slog of writing novels, shortfic feels self-indulgent, almost decadent.
Of course the side effect of spending some time on short form writing means I have a fair number of stories forthcoming in print hither and yon. Wuxia clones, virtual reality, rural apocalypse survivors, ghost dogs, beautiful alien babes from spaaaace . . . I’ve been splashing around in the genre fiction pools with no small amount of glee.
I’ve always been something of a non-traditionalist when it comes to genre classification and venue, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing my story “A Good Thing and a Right Thing” appear in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine about the same time my story “Light as Air and Death” will be coming out in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
Of course it’s still me, so expect Ancient Norse gods, despondent gunslingers, Gold Rush madness and human sacrifice and archaeological ruins.
Now, back to novels.